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  posted on 7/31/2007 at 02:16 PM
What is the story behind this. Was it written buy Gregg Allman because of his Heroin addiction. It sounds like Warren Haynes though.

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  posted on 7/31/2007 at 02:23 PM
it's a Mule song that has taken root in ABB sets.

for which there is no plausible explanation.

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  posted on 7/31/2007 at 02:25 PM
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  posted on 7/31/2007 at 02:26 PM
Rockin Horse
by (Warren Haynes, Allen Woody, Jack Pearson, Gregg Allman)

Look at the order of the authorship credits.

and Warren sings the ABB version.

Woody had some experience with addiction also.



 

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  posted on 7/31/2007 at 02:32 PM
If you listen to some of Warrens solos during Liz Reed in 93 there are pieces of Rocking Horse in there.

 

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  posted on 7/31/2007 at 02:46 PM
It was the Derek solo from the Beacon DVD that finally persuaded me to save my money and get my ass over to NYC from london. Still gives me the goosebumps

 

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  posted on 7/31/2007 at 02:54 PM
Don't recall seeing Jack and Warren do it together.....'twould make an interesting study in styles to have versions by all 3 Jack/Warren/Derek combinations.
 
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  posted on 7/31/2007 at 03:03 PM
oohhh....Great question, but a little uncanny as it's playing on my ipod right now.

It's always difficult to answer "what's your favorite song" question. But this is my default for GM....just love it.

 

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  posted on 7/31/2007 at 03:06 PM
My understanding is that it was originally recorded by the ABB (with Warren) for the LP Where it All Begins. But it was not used on that disc so the Mule played it quite early on when the band formed.

The lyrics are great. Many quotable quotes.

"My guardian angel wears a hardhat"
"Livin'..... It'll be the death of me"
"Never could do just a little, never could leave it alone"

 

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  posted on 7/31/2007 at 03:19 PM
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it's a Mule song that has taken root in ABB sets.

for which there is no plausible explanation.

how'd I do?


I seem to remember Warren talking about this in an interview. It was first an ABB song, then reworked by Mule, then
back to the ABB, with the song evolving at each stage.

 

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  posted on 7/31/2007 at 03:25 PM
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If you listen to some of Warrens solos during Liz Reed in 93 there are pieces of Rocking Horse in there.



Very nice observation. I thought I heard Rocking Horse in some of those.

 

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  posted on 7/31/2007 at 03:40 PM
It was originally written for the ABB but not used. It ended up on Mule's first album and has always been a Mule staple. The ABB finally recorded it on Hittin the ote with Warren singing and it now is one of those songs (Soulshine is another) that regularly appears in both band's setlists. I actually prefer the Mule version. I particularly like the original on Gov't Mule.

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  posted on 7/31/2007 at 03:41 PM
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Don't recall seeing Jack and Warren do it together.....'twould make an interesting study in styles to have versions by all 3 Jack/Warren/Derek combinations.

It would, Jack's never guested on the song, though.

 

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  posted on 7/31/2007 at 03:43 PM
I hate this song.
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  posted on 7/31/2007 at 03:44 PM
I love this song.

 

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  posted on 7/31/2007 at 03:45 PM
i like it as a MULE song.

 

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  posted on 7/31/2007 at 03:56 PM
i'd heard it was written for BWIAB, someone in the band didn't care for it, and it went off with the mule...then came back with warren. love it, can't get enough of it. warren's endless generosity in making it a tune where he consistently plays a solo that CAN'T be topped, then passes it off to derek - who often uses that slot as the solo that ends with the fretboard tapping / crowd losing its freakin mind highlight - never fails to remind me why warren is one of my heroes.

ever notice how that "guardian angel" line relates to something REALLY important in warren's personal and professional life?

i like that song so much - and loved it so much about a decade ago, during the time when i liked the mule more than the brothers - that i named a beloved possession after it.

 

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  posted on 7/31/2007 at 03:58 PM
The opening run to "Rockin' Horse" is probably the most annoying thing I've ever heard. I think the lyrics are pretty forgettable, too. It's one of the few songs off of an Allman Bros album that I neglected to upload to my itunes library.

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  posted on 7/31/2007 at 04:00 PM
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love it, can't get enough of it. warren's endless generosity in making it a tune where he consistently plays a solo that CAN'T be topped, then passes it off to derek - who often uses that slot as the solo that ends with the fretboard tapping / crowd losing its freakin mind highlight - never fails to remind me why warren is one of my heroes.



nicely stated ron!

 

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  posted on 7/31/2007 at 04:01 PM
Good song cannot listen to it alot, I actually prefer them not to play it becasue it is two bands songs, for the fan that listens to a lot of shows this one gets old to me, But a good song none the less

 

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i'd heard it was written for BWIAB, someone in the band didn't care for it, and it went off with the mule...then came back with warren.

Everybody gets six guesses as to who that person is, and the first five don't count.

 

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  posted on 7/31/2007 at 04:10 PM
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i'd heard it was written for BWIAB, someone in the band didn't care for it, and it went off with the mule...then came back with warren.

Everybody gets six guesses as to who that person is, and the first five don't count.


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  posted on 7/31/2007 at 04:10 PM
I heard that GA did a vocal take on this during the BWIAB sessions. Anybody ever heard this?

 

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  posted on 7/31/2007 at 04:19 PM
Rocking Horse into Desdemona on One Way Out is one of the best 1-2 punches ever.....

 

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  posted on 7/31/2007 at 04:19 PM
speaking of which, THERE'S a bootleg i'd like to have, or an enhanced CD i'd buy - the complete BWIAB sessions.

you know, one thing i REALLY love about this song - because one of THE things that consistently draws me to the ABB, unlike most of y'all, i suspect - is that as played by the Brothers, this tune is a drum and bass EXPLOSION! (of course, i'm writing this at about 4:15 of the 8-21-04 IL Tweeter version...)

good to see you Marley. one of THE highlights of my 50th birthday was turning to my left and seeing you and your dad's beautiful faces right over THERE. it meant a lot to me, i'll have you know...



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